Oscar Rivera
Oscar Rivera - Chemical Dependency Professional
Education: Chemical Dependency Professional
Institution: Alcohol and Chemical Dependency/Social and Human Services Degree, Edmonds Community College
Area of Specialty: Addiction counseling, assessment/evaluation
Languages: English, Spanish

Oscar Rivera began working for Sea Mar's Everett Behavioral Health Center before transferring to Oak Harbor.

Oscar is a native of El Salvador, arriving in the U.S. in 1982 at age eight. He came at a time when there was great civil unrest in his native country. He is fully bilingual-bicultural and enjoys helping new immigrants learn about society and culture in the United States.

Oscar enjoys working with people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. He brings a passion to his work that helps all of his clients know that he is there to help them find happiness and peace in their lives. He says it is very rewarding to see some who are lost and confused come out of the darkness.

Oscar knows that alcohol and drugs can take everything from an individual, even his/her own life. He loves the mission behind his work is fully committed to helping people build their confidence and helping them fulfill their dreams.

Oscar loves living in the Northwest, because of the great outdoor environment. As in his work, he is passionate about hiking and being on top of mountains overlooking the beauty of nature. He hikes almost every weekend and recently joined a hiking club. Hiking, he says, challenges me physically, mentally, and spiritually. It gives me peace and serenity.

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